Have you ever wanted to just pack your stuff and travel without anyone to your dream destination? You might also have a problem to find someone to travel with and don’t want to miss out an amazing experience.
You might have friends who have just different expectation for travelling, a different style, problem with a budget or they are „too busy“ to travel. So why not travel alone? Are you scared?
Are you worried about getting bored? Do you think that it is weird to travel alone?
Find the reasons why it can be actually exciting and overcome the fear! I will show you how.
Why do I like solo travelling?
I personally love solo travelling. I had my best times on my solo travels. OK, it is not always better than travel with someone. I do enjoy a vacation with someone with who I can connect and share happiness. However, it can be fun to just be yourself without making someone upset for being crazy or too organised.
Travelling alone is not for everyone. Some people are too social and they need someone next to them all the time. They might also feel lonely by being on their own. However, I would say that going out of your comfort zone and trying to do a solo trip at least once in your life can open your eyes, change your mindset and unlock you a new view.
You will learn how to deal with yourself and not be your enemy.
I used to be scared to travel alone for many reasons. I had thoughts of what if something happens, how can I call for help, or what if I got lost, what if I will look weird to travel alone? Then I realised that many people actually travel alone too! Some of them can be also scared, worried or not sure what to expect. Therefore, I realised that I am not alone!
So don‘t worry if your only obstacle is a fear. No matter if you speak a different language. We are all humans and we can communicate other ways. Even if you speak a different language, you can speak with your body language as well.
I encourage you to let all these fears go and try it. What can you loose? Maybe a week of your life to travel to some place what you will not enjoy as much as you expected. Is that matter in compare what you will gain?
The experience that you will get will be invaluable!
Even the worst vacation can give you a valuable life lesson and you might find a way how to improve a quality of your life. Maybe you will explore what was blocking you in order to be happy or how to follow your needs. You can also explore your true passion or meet someone who you would never meet if you haven’t travelled.
10 reasons why travelling alone is amazing
1) You can do whatever you want
When you travel alone you are completely free. You can set up your own schedule, visit what you want, eat when and what you want and don‘t need to worry to upset anyone. You are your own boss of your vacation!
2) It is more adventurous
Whilst travelling alone, it is less predictable how things will go. If you travel with your friend, you might stay in your comfort zone and stick with doing stuff that you are used to do and not willing to try a new adventure.
If your friend or partner is not willing to do anything new, then you might miss out on the excitement of exploring unknown places.
3) More chance to connect with people
Yes, when you travel alone, you are more exposed to have a chat with strangers and make connections or even friendships on your way. People will tend to talk to you more (if you are open to talk). You might also connect with someone who travels alone as well.
When you have your friend or partner always with you, then you might just want to stay in your world with them and not feel like connecting to others too much. It is natural. Some friends can help you be more social but it is another story.:)
4) You will learn more about yourself
Being on your own means exploring your needs, strengths, weaknesses and bad habits so you can learn how can you improve it.
Then the next time when you travel with someone, you will not judge them immediately. You will not fight that much that they think wrong. You will more understand yourself and know that you might blame them for your mistake.
5) You can spend hours by taking photos and selfies and no one will be annoyed
6) You can wake up whenever you want and go to sleep whenever you want
Do you feel like waking up very early and see the sunrise? Just do it. No one will stop you. If you feel like staying up late, you can do it as well.
7) No complaining
Do you know the situations when someone starts complaining „I am too cold.“ “It is too hot.“ „I am tired“ „I am hungry.“ Consequently, you have to change the plan for them and might miss out some places you wanted to see.
Also, when a feeling of craving and or tiredness affects yourself, it is your decision when do you want to rest and eat. How about if you suddenly have some idea and want to do something crazy? Then you don’t need to have any worries about ruining your friend’s mood. 😀
8) No one will ruin your mood
Your only enemy will be you or the people who you will meet. 😀 You are the manager of your mood who can control your thoughts and focus.
When you have a friend or partner on your vacation, you might tend to feel a similar way as they feel (if you are too empathetic as me). So that, if they are too negative you start to be subconsciously negative too.
9) You don‘t have to spend extra money on activities or food that you might be pushed to buy with your friend
Do you know the feeling when your friend wants to see a certain museum or place and you feel like it is not worth the money but didn’t want to make him or her upset? They might not want to go by themselves and keep pushing you to go and then you either accept or you might start arguing and creating bad vibes.
Another situation might be when your friend doesn’t care much about food and just want to grab a fast food whilst you would love to explore some delicious local food which can cost the same. Then because your friend was too pushy, you lost your enthusiasm for searching for this delicious food. Finally, you agree to eat something quick and not valuable for the price and the quality to not make problems.
When you have your friend or just someone you chose to travel with you to not be alone, he or she might not feel always the same way. Then consider how much worth is this pain.
10) You don‘t have to stress that your friend will change his or her mind and cancel the trip
It can happen – you planed your vacation, looking forward to it and then your friend decide to change their mind and cancel it.
The worst scenario is when your friend book it and has all the confirmation for it and then tell you that will take his or her new girlfriend or boyfriend and try to push you to cancel it.
Scenario 2 is that you have organised everything and your friend finally cannot go with you, but you already paid for it and now you need to solve so many issues around, such as either cancel their booking and get refund or change the name and search for someone else to go.
Luckily, I have never had this problem but I have heard stories from others about it and I understand how it can be really annoying and stressful.
To sum up, travelling alone is not just for people who don’t have anyone to go with. You can have plenty of friends who loves travelling too or a loving partner to go with.
The point of the a solo travel is to experience a new dimension of your life, explore yourself and find time just for you. You can learn how to be the best friend of yourself. If you are happy with yourself, your relationships will be much better, you will attract more people who resonate with your personality. You will shine and enjoy your life more deeply and appreciate the connection when you meet someone special.
It will also help you to understand more how people feel in need as you might experience some difficulties during your solo travel. Just don’t overthink if to travel alone or not. Just do it! It will truly open your eyes!